I'm trying to decide whether I want to reserve a shuttle bus to bring our guests from their hotel to our wedding venue in Poughkeepsie, and then back to the hotel from our reception venue at the end of the night. Our ceremony and reception sites are a short walk from each other (getting married at Vassar campus, then reception at the VC Alumnae House), but I kind of also want the shuttle to wait during the ceremony and transport guests to the reception, as well.
Is it worth it to spend the money on a shuttle bus? We could also give out the phone numbers for the local cab companies so people can get to the ceremony that way, but I remember the various taxi services as being unreliable at times. I just want to make sure that our guests arrive safely and easily, and I'd prefer that guests not drive their own cars in case they're a bit too tipsy at the end of the night.
What are other brides doing about transportation for their guests? I'd love some feedback on this one. Thanks!